The Hazardous Waste Management Program’s Research Services Team conducts research that addresses toxic chemical exposures facing residents and workers. Our research reports undergo rigorous peer review to ensure high standards of research quality and objectivity.
Additional research reports available in our Publications Library
Understanding the dry cleaning industry
|A profile of the dry cleaning industry in King County, Washington|
|A health and environmental profile of the dry cleaning industry in King County, Washington (1)|
Alternatives to dry cleaning with perchloroethylene (PERC)
Dry cleaning with perchloroethylene (PERC)
|Evaluating vapor leak detectors for use in “PERC” dry cleaners|
|Aquatic toxicity of PERC still bottom wastes: a pilot study (technical appendices in separate document)|
|The aquatic toxicity of perchloroethylene dry cleaning solvent|
Professional wet cleaning
|Hazard evaluation of products used in fabric cleaning|
|Converting PERC dry cleaners to professional wet cleaning: a pilot program|
|Characterizing waterborne paints used in automotive collision repair|
|Waterborne vs. solventborne automotive basecoats: An alternatives assessment|
(1) Whittaker SG and Johanson CA. A health and environmental profile of the dry cleaning industry in King County, Washington. Journal of Environmental Health. 2013. Volume 75, Issue 10, pp. 4-22.
(2) Whittaker SG, Taylor J, and Van Hooser LM. Characterization of “hydrocarbon” dry cleaning in King County, Washington. Journal of Environmental Health. 2015. Volume 78, Issue 2, pp. 8-13.
(3) Ceballos DM, Whittaker SG, Lee EG, Roberts J, Streicher R, Nourian F, Gong W, Broadwater K. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2016. Volume 13, Issue 10, pp. 759-769.